We are looking for two enthusiastic Finance Officers to strengthen our existing finance teams that supports their respective Directorates.
About the role
North Somerset Council is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our services matter to people and they are at the heart of the local community. We have two exciting opportunities for a motivated individual to join North Somerset Council as a finance officer supporting the Children’ s Directorate on a permanent basis and a fixed-term basis in the Place Directorate for 12 months.
The finance team provides financial support and advice to budget holders, service managers and Heads of Service. You should be well organised, resourceful and numerate, with good attention to detail. Experience of working in an accounting environment in public sector would be an advantage.
This post will support the provision of efficient, effective and comprehensive financial service for a required range of financial and management accounting tasks. These include supporting the production of financial returns, reports and grant claims, assisting with journals or virements, assisting with year end and in year financial management support to the service.
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent presentation and communications skills and an aptitude to positively embrace and influence change.
We invite applications from candidates who are passionate about the services they support, keen to understand the business models that underpin services and can build effective relationships. In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, dedicated career pathways, variety of experience and learning opportunities and a rewarding environment. The post is career graded, so starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.
The Children’s Directorate is responsible for ensuring and overseeing the effective delivery of services for children. We provide a diverse and broad range of services with the wellbeing of children, younger people and their families central to what we do. Throughout North Somerset we aim to deliver better outcomes for children and young people.
The Place Directorate includes a diverse and broad range of services, our core services delivered to our residents of North Somerset include Waste & Recycling, Highways & Parking, Parks and Open Spaces, Leisure & Community Services and Transport. Alongside our core operational services, there are lots of upcoming projects happening on the events side and many other interesting placemaking initiatives.
Our council vision is ‘an open, fairer, greener North Somerset’ and we have three key priorities:
- A thriving and sustainable place
- A council which empowers and cares about people
- An open and enabling organisation.
Our organisational values are important. They help guide us in how we work and provide services for our residents. Our people produced our values in collaboration with elected members. They provide a strong ethos and help us to deliver our ambitious agenda, working in partnership across the council and beyond:
- We act with integrity
- We respect each other
- We innovate
- We care
- We collaborate.
- A competitive salary,
- Family leave options,
- A pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection,
- Opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential,
- Generous leave entitlement (25 days, rising to 30days) pro rata and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days,
- Discounts on shopping, days out, travel and gym memberships,
- Agile and flexible working arrangements to help you enjoy a healthy work-life balance,
- 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact: - Maria Davidson, Principal Accountant (Children’s) on 01934 426707 or contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 15 December 2023.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
North Somerset Council – Open, Fairer, Greener.